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Old 06-20-2019, 06:48 AM   #1
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City: Oriental
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Vessel Name: Delphina
Vessel Model: President 43
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President 43 1987

Please give me your honest opinion of this boat . we are going to survey in july and have heard some disturbing things .. thank you, hoping we have chosen the right boat, but need some honest feedback

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Old 06-20-2019, 11:23 AM   #2
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Vessel Name: Harmony
Vessel Model: 1982 41' President
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We have a 1981, 41' President and absolutely love it. We delivered it from Muskegan Michigan to Ct on a 5 week journey. We have the Lehman 120's and they are flawless.
Our biggest issue with the boat is stray wires left by years of equipment installs by techs or PO's that just left stuff around. Solid boat, window leaking might be a problem especially on the small windows by the walk around ledges.
Do you have specific questions ?

Disturbing things ? The problem is everybody has an opinion. Each boater has their comfort zone. We have a dock mate who cancelled a weekend trip because the marina could not replace a dead house battery for him. An auto parts store is a :05 minute drive from the marina.

Tom and Cheryl
1982 41' President
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Old 06-20-2019, 12:02 PM   #3
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Vessel Name: Never Say Never
Vessel Model: President 41 DC
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We have a 1987 41í President. We also love it. Most of the issues we have had are due to POs. We also have a lot of unused wiring from POs. The side windows in the trunk cabin are a problem. We removed the windows, they are mostly usless because they were so small, and glassed the openings closed. I told the marina where the boat was previously and they said they had been telling the PO for 15 years to remove those windows. We added 3 10X10 hatches to replace the lost light and we now have way more ventilation than with the windows. There are some things that I donít like about the way President did them, but that is true of any of the 22 previous boats we have owned. We have the SP225s in our boat. I really didnít want that much power but occasionally we do go faster to meet a deadline. It all depends on how the boat has been maintained. If it has been maintained reasonably well it should be a nice boat, but keep in mind that it is 32 years old so you will have to expect and accept some problems.
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